Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast extends the Cookie Program

Help support the next generation of female entrepreneurs.

There is even more time to get your Girl Scout Cookie fix before they’re gone! Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast has officially extended this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Program from March 14, 2021, until April 18, 2021.

After reviewing the latest research and CDC guidelines, council has also decided to reopen traditional troop cookie booths. Loyal cookie customers will be delighted to see Girl Scouts selling cookies once again in locations such as outside of their local grocery and convenience stores. Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast is committed to the health and safety of its members, volunteers, and staff. Troops that elect to participate in in-person booths will follow guidelines such as a reduced amount of girls and volunteers, safety precautions including facemasks, and a focus on electronic payments.

By reviewing the California Department of Public Health’s guidelines for small group youth cohorts, council was able to come to this decision with the importance of reuniting our girls in mind. Isolation from their fellow troop members has no doubt resulted in a tough year for Girl Scouts, and girls have been working harder than ever to reach their goals in new and creative ways. The Girl Scout Cookie Program®, the largest annual investment in girls in the United States, challenges girls as they learn the important skills required to run a business and powers amazing experiences year-round. Troops often use their funds towards exciting experiences like a weekend at camp or towards innovative and impactful community service projects. With each delicious cookie purchase, consumers directly support the betterment of their neighborhoods!

Local business owners can now support Girl Scouts in reaching their cookie goals by allowing girls to set up a booth in front of their business! This free opportunity is an easy way to help local Girl Scouts achieve success in their cookie business while bringing new customers into yours!

In addition to cookie booths, customers will still be able to purchase their favorite treats directly from a Girl Scout virtually through their Digital Cookie platforms. Delivery options such as contact-free pickup and local delivery are available. Council retail locations across California’s Central Coast also have cookies for sale, with proceeds benefitting local troops. Additionally, customers can order Girl Scout Cookies and get them delivered the same day through a national collaboration with food ordering platform Grubhub. Orders can be placed on or the Grubhub app, and all proceeds benefit Girl Scouts while providing another safe and innovative way to run the cookie program virtually.

Fans of the Girl Scout S’mores® cookies have until April 18, 2021 to pick up an extra box or two; we will be waving goodbye to this fudge-coated favorite after this season!

Help support the next generation of female entrepreneurs during the last month of our 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program! Visit to find Girl Scout Cookies near you or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices.

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